b. 1 August 1958, South Yorkshire, Britain. Shaw and Julie Matthews fulfilled while executing on the neighborhood folk circuit. After getting brought together on the session by way of a regional radio place, they continued to execute together sometimes. Matthews’ background lay down in her moves, writing music and playing in pubs in European countries. Shaw however acquired adopted teaching, however the two returned jointly on Matthews’ come back house. In 1990 Matthews became a member of the Albion Music group, as business lead vocalist, with a lot of her compositions used with the group. One particular melody, ‘The Thorn Upon The Rose’, was documented in 1991 by Mary Dark for her record, Babes WITHIN THE Wood. Following success from the melody in Ireland and Japan, Matthews began to become recognized being a writer of be aware. In 1992 she still left the Albion Music group, and Shaw still left her teaching work, the two today performing jointly full-time. By this time around Shaw had been a popular session singer. Quickly soon after they released their initial record, SO LONG AS I Am Capable. The following calendar year saw the discharge from the extremely acclaimed Lays And Alibis. All 12 music highlighted had been Matthews’ originals, as well as the record was made by Clive Gregson. The duo also highlighted on another 1993 discharge, Intuition. This record highlighted the abilities of Shaw and Matthews, in addition to four other females from South Yorkshire; Kate Rusby, Kathryn Roberts and Kathleen and Rosalie Deighton in the Deighton Family. The total amount supplied by the duo’s voices, and Matthews’ tracks, suggested a shiny future but insufficient significant commercial achievement saw them proceed separate methods. Matthews went single, but also discovered time to sign up for Daphne’s Trip, with Helen Watson, Melanie Harrold, Christine Collister and Chris While.